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Title JALC Radio - Best of the Cuban Big Bands
Season 16, Episode 37
Airdate 04/06/2009
Hosted by Wendell Pierce
On this side of the Carribbean it’s all too easy to forget that jazz and Latin are intertwined. Each shaped the other as they swung and sizzled their way through the 20th century. Maestro Paquito D’rivera and company remind us forcefully, dramatically and romantically, of ties that forever link names like Mario Bauza, Chico O’Farrill, Ernesto Duarte, not only to the greatest of the Cuban big bands but to the musical fortunes of jazz giants Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman and many more.